Designing and creating pieces of jewellery has been a dream of mine. Forming Barba Design has allowed me to bring my passion for the Arts and love of fashion into one – creating sensual and evocative pieces. Selling to clients in Victoria, Vancouver and now beyond, my mission still holds true – unique designs to create personal style.

I consider myself an advocate for the Arts, and I devote my time, energy and expertise to their importance in the development of creative problem solving, and well-being. I have spent over 35 years teaching in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. Retired recently, my career was primarily focused in elementary and middle school however I also spent a year at the University of Victoria teaching Art Education to new teachers.

Read more

I have held several Board positions including Volunteer Board Member of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) from 1994-1999. I am also the Founder & Coordinator of the Artist in the School Program (1999 – 2009). In December 2013, the Mayor and Council of the District of Oak Bay in Greater Victoria appointed me Oak Bay Arts Laureate. My objective is to raise the profile of the Arts in Oak Bay. It is my vision to have 25 permanent art installations throughout Oak Bay including 5 Arts Spaces, as well as, include Culture as a partner in the Parks and Recreation Department, and to revitalize the Public Art Policy in Oak Bay.